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Nature & Mushrooms Walk | CR

Explore what Mother Nature is offering with an expert guide.

  • 30 US dollars
  • The City Ranch 7613 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill MD 21244

Service Description

Each season will help you explore plants in their various growing stages, flowers as they open and close, and mushrooms as they quickly appear and fade. The more exposure to these fine edible and medicinal plants that you can get, the more comfortable you will feel using them as your own foraged ingredients, and the more confidence you will gain about how to buy from trusted sources. Many of our guides even offer their own products that we fully endorse. These walks are perfect for reinforcing your knowledge from other classes as well as introducing you to seasonal sightings of plants and fungi. By developing a working knowledge of the life cycle of nature you’ll hone your own foraging skills into a state of productivity instead of relying on luck. Casual in form, these are a great time to ask questions to high-level professionals. The City Ranch Inc provides horsemanship to the children of Baltimore City & beyond, and by participating in classes here, it provides Forage Culture the means to improve their space through manual labor, soil maintenance, and removal of invasive species. TERRAIN: As a working horse ranch with a stream and hills, this site is muddy and can have a stream crossing that you’ll need to be very careful for. The water running down the hillsides and natural animal byproducts make this an excellent mushrooming location with lots of natural mint families, fields of herbs, and tree variations. PARKING & FACILITIES: Weekend classes are encouraged to park across the street at Stirn’s Garage paved area, but if it is full, park in the lower lot or the lower field. Do not park at the stables and white house. There is a port-a-potty in the lower parking lot. WHAT TO BRING: We always recommend dressing for the weather and being prepared to hike a bit outdoors. You should also bring your phone to take pictures with and a notebook. At this site, we specifically recommend waterproof shoes such as rain boots with good tread or waterproof hiking boots. Muck boots are the shoe of choice by the instructors. WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at this non-profit location.

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1022 South Pine Street, York, PA, USA